Wednesday, August 10

Puncak Borneo to have 98 pct telecommunication coverage soon


File photo of a telecommunication tower.

KUCHING (Jan 28): The Puncak Borneo parliamentary constituency will have wider telecommunication coverage of up to 98 percent soon, said its Member of Parliament, Willie Mongin.

Willie, who is Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, said there are currently 75 telecommunication towers already in operation in the constituency, with approval been given for an additional 27 4G telecommunication towers under the National Digital Network Plan (Jendela).

Apart from that, he said 16 additional communication towers from the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) are being built.

“When all the 43 new towers function, the village area in the Puncak Borneo parliamentary constituency constituency can achieve telecommunication coverage of 98 percent,” he told Bernama today.

Meanwhile, Willie said the residents of Kampung Bunuk in Jalan Puncak Borneo and in areas within two kilometres radius of the village have now enjoyed 4G network.

“This is as I have promised last November,  to upgrade the telecommunication network in Kampung Bunuk and now the network has been upgraded to 4G,” he said. – Bernama